Earth science quiz


Every week NASA releases an archived image. This one has a geography quiz attached.

Image: NASA JSC, Earth Sciences

Image: NASA JSC, Earth Sciences

Question: The Atlantis Space Shuttle in this image is docked to Mir during Mission STS081. Can you tell what city is the dark blotch at the left center under the space shuttle? The image was taken over the U.S. in January of 1997.

Some hints to guide your guessing:

  • North is to the left
  • Frank Sinatra sang about the city
  • Its nickname has to do with an element of meteorology
  • The large partially cloud covered lake in the image is named after a state


Scroll down for the answer.






Answer: Chicago

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